Man crashes rental car into yard in Youngstown

According to police, the driver hit a large rock, a fence and narrowly missed a house on Loveland Road before the car caught fire

Youngstown car fire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man is recovering from injuries after he crashed a rental car in Youngstown.

The accident happened just before 1 a.m. Monday.

According to police, Daniel Nelson, 44, hit a large rock, a fence and narrowly missed a house on Loveland Road before the car caught fire.

Youngstown police say Nelson was drunk and the Hertz rental car had been reported stolen.

Witnesses said Nelson tried to run from the accident but they held him there until police and paramedics arrived.

Nelson was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital and is expected to recover.¬†Police say he’ll be charged with OVI.

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